Monday, January 28, 2013

It is official!

I told the kids that they could get their own library card when we moved to our second reading book in our program, All About Reading.

Now the kids can checkout 35 books at a time and three movies. They had to sign their cards. This next week I am going to make them library bags with a pocket for their library card. Stay tuned for pictures.

They are doing so well in school and growing up so fast.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pride comes before the fall!

Being a preacher's kid come with some stereotypes, but no one says that as a preacher's kid and spouse you see all the behind the scenes things that a normal member does not see.

That is what has been going on with my dad for the last five years. People in power who think there should be changes find men in positions with no courage and they get together to form alliances and church becomes a corrupt business instead of a church.

When a pastor does not pray or study God's word with his staff how can he stand in the pulpit and shepherd the congregation when the staff is not being shepherded?

The way I see it the pastor should be the leader and the first one to fall on his face before God. Not be the first person to try to get rid of the men of God in the church that are the ones praying.

So many churches are running their church from the balance sheet instead of on their faces before God asking Him what He wants from the church. When did churches become businesses?

I am so proud of my father who has always been a man in constant pray and meditation with God. The one that does not look at how much someone has but at how he can minister to that person from helping with finances, helping with transportation, taking people to doctor's appointments, sitting with people in hospital rooms, taking people to airports, having people live in his house....etc. As it says my father is not a fan of Christ but a follower.

Is it easy? No and there are times where there is persecution and when other people feel threatened and under conviction being around a man of God. These men want to on the right team but want to be a benchwarmers.

Way to go Dad!!!! Your daughter is proud and humbled. I love you and our family loves you.

Friday, January 25, 2013

What happens?

What happens when you climb a tree and get stuck?

Well if you are one of my children you get your pants stuck and they come off. Instead of your mother helping you down right away she takes a picture for the blog.

I thought you would enjoy it. Have a nice weekend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Meals on wheels

One of the great things about homeschooling is that we get to do service opportunities when they come up. Our friend Ms. Marcia got us in on Meals on Wheels. Every Friday we go and pick up our food and deliver to a retirement apartment complex.

The people that we deliver to love the kids and all the love they give every Friday. We meet new people, new dogs, and get to be involved with giving of our time to people who need it.

Thank you Ms. Marcia for getting us in on this and we love you all who we deliver to.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Two Additions

This Christmas season was hard with the tragic death of Noel's step-father, Bobby. The kids were sad and the whole season felt off. Nanna Gail asked us if we wanted Bobby's dogs since she never was attached to them. So Noel and I decided to fix the fence and adopt Billy and Bo, two German short hairs.

Billy and Bo have adjusted well and the kids love them. The girls have even tried to dress up Billy since she is a girl.